Eight of Disks
Meditation Pattern: Place Atu XIX, The Sun, and Atu IX, The Hermit, side-by-side, with the 8 of Disks above them.
Traditional Description: A branch of a rose tree, with four white roses thereon, which touch only the four lowermost Disks. No rosebuds, but only leaves, touch the four uppermost disks. All the Disks are similar to that of the Ace, but without the Maltese cross and wings. They are arranged like the geomantic figure Populus (which is attributed to the Moon and Cancer):
Above and below them are the symbols of Sol and Mercury for the Decanate.
Hod of Earth: Skill, prudence, cunning, caution. Discipline and skill hone practical intent into finished results; artisanship, skill at one’s craft.
Sol/Virgo: Calculation. Intelligence, skill, diligence, care to detail, methodical, orderly. Carefully applied to material matters (especially in agriculture, artifice, or building.) Overly careful in small things at the expense of great: “Penny wise and pound foolish.” Gain of money in small sums; prudent; industrious.
Mercury + Sol: Practical,resourceful, clear mind, with those character traits conducive to careful work and fine detail.